With cabin fever season ahead, we have researched some of the best places to take your kids this winter. Here are some of our favourites.
Italian design duo Erika Zorzi and Matteo Sangalli of Mathery Studio have designed a new immersive kids’ art space. All I can say is ‘wow’! Kids are encouraged to rethink the act of drawing in surprising ways using huge crayons attached to their heads and feet. The exhibit is free and loads of fun for parents and kids. It is one of our top places to be this winter. Don’t miss this one!
Take advantage of a quiet week day and visit the Aquarium this winter. Melbourne Aquarium is offering a Fishy Fun For 2 voucher for $28.50. The voucher includes entry for an adult and child under 4, a fish feeding experience and a coffee. Make sure you download and print the voucher from here before you go in order to take advantage of this mid-week special.
Does your little one love animals? Melbourne zoo now has a new attraction for kids, a behind-the-scenes immersive experience. Kids learn what veterinarians and keepers do to keep the zoo ticking over. After dressing up as their chosen zoo professional, they are presented with challenges to solve: How do you attend to a sick lion? How do you transport a sick animal? How can you build the best enclosure?
Keepers Kids is free with the standard entrance fee, and runs every day between 9am and 4pm.
Celebrate Mexican culture and learn new skills. The Immigration Museum is offering a range of weekend workshops in May. Learn how to create Mexican artwork, craft your own sugar skulls or try your hand at some Mexican children’s games. For bookings and more information, head to their website.
Mexican Art Workshop: Saturday 17 May, 2pm – 3pm (suitable for kids aged 5 and up)
Mexican Children’s Games Workshop: Saturday 24 May, 2pm – 3pm
Decorate Your Own Sugar Skull: Saturday 31 May, 2pm – 3pm (for adults and kids aged 8 and up)
Drop in on a Sunday for this free family workshop. Using ACMI’s professional green screen studio, you will learn how animations work, immerse yourself in a fantasy viking landscape and act out your own screenplay. Running on Sunday the 25 May, drop in 10 minutes before a session and soak up the fun. Located in studio 1, sessions run at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm
In a Madagascar-themed green screen room, bust out some circus moves and learn about the art of animation. Free sessions run on Sat 7 June at 11am, 12pm, 2pm, and 3pm, and on Sunday 8 June, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, and 3pm.
Celebrating its 10th birthday, this fantastic screen festival offers films for the little tots in our lives. Offering quality films that provide alternatives to the Disney franchise, the film showings are all arranged by age so you are bound to find something for little and big kids in your family. We are especially looking forward to the Tiny Tots package for kids aged 2 – 5. Tickets are $10 and screenings for different films will be running throughout June. Check out their website for more information and to book. It is also a great option for winter kids’ parties.